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Dambusters memorial

With the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid – Operation Chastise – here’s a couple of pictures to commemorate the event. First up is this shot of an Avro Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight taken by AirSpace user Sunshine Band. More details on the history of this particular bomber is here. The […]

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Lusty Lindy starts her engines

This from regular AirSpace contributor Martin Needham: “On 12 May 2013, Andre Tempest’s Handley-Page Victor, XL231 “Lusty Lindy” roared into life and performed her first taxi run in almost three years. She is seen here kicking up the spray left by a downpour on what was a grim Yorkshire day.” Martin Needham

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Lusty Lindy starts her engines

This from regular AirSpace contributor Martin Needham: “On 12 May 2013, Andre Tempest’s Handley-Page Victor, XL231 “Lusty Lindy” roared into life and performed her first taxi run in almost three years. She is seen here kicking up the spray left by a downpour on what was a grim Yorkshire day.” Martin Needham

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Thank Phuket, it’s Friday

Gorgeous photograph this one, featuring a Boeing 747 operated by Thai Airways International at Phuket airport in Thailand. The picture was taken by AirSpace contributor ApisitiJ. Flightglobal’s Ascend database records the airline as operating 16 of the passenger jets, with a further two converted to freighters.

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Italy takes first upgraded Tornado ECR

Alenia Aermacchi, in collaboration with BAE Systems and Cassidian, has delivered the first upgraded Panavia Tornado ECR (the Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance variant) to the Italian Air Force. Alenia Aermacchi is in the process of upgrading the avionics and systems of 15 Tornado ECRs for the service. The aircraft upgrade includes the addition of several subsystems as […]

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Italy takes first upgraded Tornado ECR

Alenia Aermacchi, in collaboration with BAE Systems and Cassidian, has delivered the first upgraded Panavia Tornado ECR (the Electronic Combat/Reconnaissance variant) to the Italian Air Force. Alenia Aermacchi is in the process of upgrading the avionics and systems of 15 Tornado ECRs for the service. The aircraft upgrade includes the addition of several subsystems as […]

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Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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Joint Warriors whirl their blades

British and French combat helicopters recently got together for a Joint Warrior exercise in the UK, which coincidentally also provided an excellent photo opportunity. Staged at West Freugh airfield in Scotland, the manoeuvres included using British Army Apaches and French army Gazelles to escort Royal Air Force Chinook transport helicopters carrying troops into a simulated combat […]

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“Here comes the boom”

Lifted from the US Air Force’s image gallery is this shot of a Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle – based at RAF Lakenheath in England but deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom – topping up its fuel tank from a Boeing KC-10 Extender over Southwest Asia. And the title? Again from the USAF site.

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“Here comes the boom”

Lifted from the US Air Force’s image gallery is this shot of a Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle – based at RAF Lakenheath in England but deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom – topping up its fuel tank from a Boeing KC-10 Extender over Southwest Asia. And the title? Again from the USAF site.

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